Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
THOUGHTS: Not the best pumpkin beer, but definitely not the worst. Very middle of the road. Loved the label effect, though. Slightly cloying.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, orangey amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had light to moderate caramel; light cereal; mostly spiced wafers; roasted pumpkin; pumpkin pie spices; and sour, cooked pumpkin. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly bitter and slightly sour. There was caramel malt, sour and cooked pumpkin, cider, pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin, honey and sugar water. The light to medium body was a bit watery, then slightly dry and also sticky on the lips with fizzy carbonation and a slightly chalky finish.
JFGrind (2000) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Neighbor bought a case of Blue Point Pumpkin strictly based on the fact it was twenty bucks cheaper than a case of DFH Punk’in. I respect his choice especially when the other beer in the cooler is Miller Lite. Blue Point Pumpkin is a light bodied amber beer with pumpkin pie flavor. Nothing over the top, I thought its drinkable but not remarkable.
Ron (3582) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Lovin Cup RIT Alumn beer tasting event. Clear orange pour with a thin tan head. Pumpkin and spice aroma with a mild cinnamon hint afterwords. Flavor starts off with a pumpkin pie hint with some mild spices. Much milder than the next pumpkin ale I’ll be rating.
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - OCT 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
like something a macro would make, overly carbonated, synthetic taste and aroma. thank god i bought a single.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Aroma is of pumpkin pie and some spices, but it seems to be lost in the taste. Also a little watery. Good though.
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a slight hazy bronze color with a very small off white head.
Aroma is a decent dose of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and various pumpkin spices.
Taste however, is a bit odd. Not really picking up too many of the flavors i sensed in the aroma. It’s a bit watery and any flavor just kinda gets lost in the mix. Nothing really exciting.
Not much to be said about the palate. A little rough on the palate, watery. Odd aftertaste. Didn’t really enjoy this pumpkin ale
reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear amber with a thick lt tan head...lively...decent lacing and retention. aroma has roasty malt, some spices, and a hint of pumpkin. Flavor is mostly spicey and a bit muddled...a bit of earthiness at the end. Mouthfeel is a bit thin...almost watery and the finish is spicy and a bit dry.
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Good Beer NYC. An amber/orange coloured pour with a small white head on top. Aroma of pumpkin and spice. Tastes of pumpkin, spice, caramel, slight sweetness. OK for a pumpkin beer but give me the Southern Tier any day.
mcox90 (1904) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear copper with a 1 finger white head. A little bit of lace. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg allspice and a bit of pumpkin. Taste is the same. Medium bodied. Goes down smooth. Easy drinking.
PorterPounder (7330) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Lake Ella - 12 oz bottle. Medium copper pour, sparkling, off-white bubbly head that leaves a brief trace of lace. Aroma is spicy-sweet with with some light potpourri accents. Flavor sweet, just enough spiciness, some nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, a bit of molasses. Not as overbearing as some pumpkin ales. Mouthfeel is thick enough.